Welcome to the HSE Stress eBulletin
Welcome to the HSE Stress eBulletin
In today's edition we provide some advice for using the Stress website based version of the analysis tool, which is part of the Management Standards approach. We're also asking for your help and feedback on the stress Talking Toolkits
Manual Management Standards Analysis Tool – Stress website
Since the manual Analysis Tool was published we have had a number of queries that the tool "isn't working". When checking with the complainant there are the same recurrent themes. We thought it may be helpful to run through the most common ones that people come across. Each of these are covered by the instructions; the opening page of the tool is an embedded instruction leaflet. If you double click it will open the four-page guide which describes how to use the tool.
If you have a problem and none of these options 'fix' the tool, please contact us on the feedback email route
Stress: from Intervention to Prevention – Improving Your Approach to Tackling Work-related Stress
Is your organisation doing enough to tackle work-related stress and mental ill health? Join us for a one-day event, to reflect upon, re-evaluate and refine your current approach, which focuses on putting in place preventive measures that avoid harm and demonstrates the importance of a holistic approach that can include support initiatives such as mental health first aid, mindfulness and resilience training.
Tackling workplace stress is an important business topic, with many organisations realising that good mental health is as important as good physical health. Work related stress accounts for 57% of all working days lost due to ill health (equates to 15.4 million days lost to stress), so many pioneering organisations are incorporating the topic within their wellbeing initiatives, helping to raise awareness of the issues, break down stigma and protect their people.
We'll also bring you up to speed with the latest thinking from HSE specialist inspectors who will explain how the enforcement approach is evolving.
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To learn more about courses offered by HSE go to learn more.
New Talking Toolkits
As discussed in the previous issue HSE has recently developed a new “Talking Tool” to provide a structured approach to conversations that can help employers or managers begin to discuss potential workplace causes of stress.
These tools are designed primarily for SMEs with the intention of getting owners, directors and senior staff to start conversations about stress and mental health, to raise awareness, reduce stigma and gather evidence as to whether they have a problem with work related stress.
The toolkit is the starting point of the process and part of the required risk assessment. Where a risk from stress is identified the employer would have to consider steps to remove or reduce that risk. Talking to your staff is likely to provide many of these steps, too.
As a follow-up to their launch we are asking people who have used them, to complete a short, anonymous questionnaire to help us to either improve the tool or to identify issues that are common stressors.
Stress guidance - information on a wide range of work-related stress health and safety topics and issues is available on HSE's website
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February 25, 2019 | Share: